How to do math translations
.. isn’t the easiest name for a blog post but, in the interests of good keyword research, these seem to be the kind of words that have been typed into Google. I guess that’s just the way some maths topics are presented, perhaps just a little awkward to search for information in a way that works for you.
Either way I’m glad you’re here!
Math translations shouldn’t be too difficult as you’re really extending the whole idea of using co-ordinates on a graph. The real application is probably in manufacturing – you can imagine a whole number of components, of the same size, being cut from a single sheet of metal. Good ‘translation’ will give you the best possible use and minimum amount of waste.
Here’s some points to bear in mind with how to do math translation:
– the shape won’t change size
– it’s far better to use a point by point method as the shapes can get quite complex (see videos for details on this)
– the translation will be in the form of a ‘vector’ that looks something like this:
There are some other topics … rotation, reflection, transformation.. you’ll also need to learn and I’ll add links as I create the videos. In the meantime I hope these help.